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First Trailer is Released for Annie Baker's Janet Planet

April 4, 2024 | Vulture

A24 has released the first trailer for Janet Planet, written and directed by faculty member Annie Baker. Baker's feature film debut will hit theatres in June of 2024. 

Discover more about Kirk Lynn's finishing of famed playwright, Thornton Wilder's unfinished work

Kirk Lynn on Completing Thornton Wilder's Unfinished Work, The Emporium

April 3, 2024 | New York Headline

Faculty member Kirk Lynn recounts the process of completing Thornton Wilder's unfinished play, The Emporium, which is set to premiere at the Alley Theatre on May 10, 2024. 

Learn more about the script and setting in this blog from dramaturg of Romeo y Juliet, Demian Chavez Galvan

ON THE BLOG: Nuestra Tierra, Nuestro Teatro: Affirming Latinidad on Winship Stages

April 3, 2024 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Dramaturg Demian Chavez Galvan dives into the script and context of Romeo y Juliet ahead of the show's run on April 10-21, 2024. Their article is published in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about Alum Trey Curtis and J. Quinton Johnson's journey to the Broadway stage

Q&A: Years After Freshman Debut, Alums are Broadway Stars

April 1, 2024 | The Daily Texan

Trey Curtis (B.F.A. 2017) discusses his journey to the Broadway stage alongside former student J. Quinton Johnson, from their first UT Theatre and Dance production to now performing in Hamilton on Broadway together, with Curtis taking on the titular role.

Learn more about UT Theatre Artists involvment in Teatro Vivo's 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival

Austin Latinx New Play Festival Features Many UT Theatre Artists

April 1, 2024

Teatro Vivo, one of the cornerstones of the Austin theatre community, is hosting the 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival, featuring work by many alumni and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Now in its 14th year, this annual festival showcasing new works by Latinx theatre artists.

Learn more about 2024's Lozano Long Conference and our Faculty Dr. Enzo E. Vasquez Toral's involvement

Dr. Enzo E. Vasquez Toral is a Co-Organizer for the 2024 Lozano Long Conference

April 1, 2024 | Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Faculty member Dr. Enzo E. Vasquez Toral serves as a conference organizer for the 2024 Lozano Long Conference: Indigenous Lands, Resisting Sexualities in Abiayala, taking place April 18-19, 2024.

Discover more about Alum Rosalind Faires's newest directorial excursion alongside Jenny Connell Davis

Penfold Theatre's Reading Series to Feature Work by Rosalind Faires and Jenny Connell Davis

April 1, 2024 | Broadway World

Penfold Theatre Company has announced the two plays kicking off their new play reading series: Greyhound Famous, written by Tony Faia and directed by Rosalind Faires (B.A. 2015), and Anton Chekhov is a Tasty Snack, written by Jenny Connell Davis (M.F.A. 2009) and directed by Liz Fisher. 

Take a trip behind-the-scenes of Points of Intersection with Claudia Lavista and her dancers in this newest blog feature

ON THE BLOG: Behind-the-Scenes with Guest Choreographer Claudia Lavista

March 27, 2024 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Points of Intersection features original work by two guest choreographers, including Mexican choreographer and Fulbright Scholar Claudia Lavista. We spoke with Lavista and dancers Elizabeth Garza and Giuliana Velez about the process of collaborating on her piece Óxido (Rusty)

Discover more about KJ Sanchez, Faculty, and her latest collaboration with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater

KJ Sanchez Will Direct Private Lives at American Conservatory Theater

March 22, 2024 | Datebook

Reimagining this lasting comedy by Noël Coward in Argentina in the 1930's, faculty member KJ Sanchez brings her directorial expertise to San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater for their 2024/2025 season.

Learn more about Deen Rawlins-Harris recent for HowlRound Theatre Commons!

Deen Rawlins-Harris on Building Trust as a Teaching Artist

March 19, 2024 | HowlRound Theatre Commons

M.F.A. candidate Deen Rawlins-Harris recounts their experiences as a teaching artist in St. John, US Virgin Islands in a recent essay for HowlRound Theatre Commons. They break down the lessons they learned and the methodologies they incorporated while creating devised theatre with their students.